The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2012: 1-50

By Luke Nicholls

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The chefs and restaurateurs from the World's 50 Best 2012 awards gathered on stage at London's Guildhall last night
The chefs and restaurateurs from the World's 50 Best 2012 awards gathered on stage at London's Guildhall last night
The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards 2012 have been announced and, while Rene Redzepi’s Noma scooped top spot, the movers and shakers further down the list have made for some interesting findings.

The US dominated the awards, with eight restaurants featuring on the list. New York and Paris both have five restaurants represented, while London only has two – equal with the likes of Stockholm and Tokyo.

For the UK, Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner was this year’s Highest New Entry, while The Fat Duck fell from fifth to 13th​. Brett Graham’s The Ledbury was the Highest Climber at number 14. Claude Bosi’s Hibiscus and Fergus Henderson’s St John missed out, having both featured on last year’s list.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, 1-50:

  1. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
  3. Mugaritz, San Sebastián, Spain
  4. D.O.M, São Paolo, Brazil
  5. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
  6. Per Se, New York, USA
  7. Alinea, Chicago, USA
  8. Arzak, San Sebastián, Spain
  9. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK NEW ENTRY
  10. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
  11. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
  12. L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon, Paris, France
  13. The Fat Duck, Bray, UK
  14. The Ledbury, London, UK
  15. Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France
  16. L’Arpège, Paris, France
  17. Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France
  18. L’Astrance, Paris, France
  19. Le Bernardin, New York, USA
  20. Frantzén/Lindeberg, Stockholm, Sweden NEW ENTRY
  21. Oud Sluis, Sluis, Netherlands
  22. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
  23. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  24. Mirazur, Menton, France RE-ENTRY
  25. Danie,l New York, USAheworlds50best.com
  26. Iggy’s, Singapore
  27. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
  28. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo
  29. Quay Sydney, Australia
  30. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland
  31. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
  32. Le Calandre, Padua, Italy
  33. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
  34. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden NEW ENTRY
  35. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru
  36. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
  37. Momofuku Ssäm Bar, New York, USA
  38. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
  39. Waku Ghin, Singapore NEW ENTRY
  40. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain NEW ENTRY
  41. Mathias Dahlgren, Stockholm, Sweden RE-ENTRY
  42. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium
  43. The French Laundry, Yountville, USA RE-ENTRY
  44. Amber, Hong Kong, China
  45. Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal NEW ENTRY
  46. Il Canto, Siena, Italy
  47. Bras, Laguiole, France
  48. Manresa, Los Gatos, USA RE-ENTRY
  49. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark NEW ENTRY
  50. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand NEW ENTRY

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2 comments

world's best ?

Posted by Larry,

I'm really surprised to see so little Asian food in this list. Indian ? Chinese ?

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Jury

Posted by LLavador,

Were can we find out the list of the members of the "jury" ?
Thank you

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